Jackson Proskow’s career as a journalist was in the works long before he ever stepped foot in a newsroom. From a young age, Jackson was fascinated with news and managed to turn that passion into a television reporting job while he was still in high school, thanks to a producer at Shaw TV Calgary who was willing to give him a chance.
After graduating from university, Jackson took his first full-time job with Global News in Lethbridge, Alberta as a videojournalist. He made a name for himself, heading head-first into a tornado with a video camera, which garnered some amazing footage and a few frayed nerves.
From there he moved to CHCH-TV in Hamilton, before joining the Global News team in Toronto in January 2006. Since moving to Toronto he has covered some of the biggest stories at home, and around the world. He travelled to London, England to cover the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, followed President Barack Obama’s first foreign visit to Ottawa, and travelled to Calgary to cover the devastating floods of 2013. Since 2008 he has been Global Toronto’s Municipal Affairs Reporter, covering the unprecedented interest in city hall and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.
Along the way, Jackson’s reporting has won numerous awards, including an Edward R. Murrow award for continuing coverage for an investigation that exposed serious structural issues with Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway.
Jackson holds a degree in communications from the University of Calgary, and a diploma in Broadcast News from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.
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